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Topic: Stage 2 Sisters Club

Forum: Stage II Breast Cancer — Meet, share and support others with Stage II Breast Cancer

Posted on: Jul 27, 2013 02:13PM - edited Aug 8, 2013 12:34PM by NisaVilla

NisaVilla wrote:

Welcome to the newly formed Stage II Breast Cancer Club! And Thank You Mods for facilitating its creation.

Dx 3/22/2013, ILC/IDC, Left, 6cm+, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Dx 3/22/2013, LCIS/DCIS, Right, 6cm+, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR- Surgery 4/24/2013 Mastectomy: Left, Right Chemotherapy 6/24/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 10/1/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 12/27/2013 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 12/5/2014 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 9/24/2015 Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting, Nipple reconstruction; Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting, Nipple reconstruction
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Nov 10, 2020 08:09AM ruthbru wrote:

I would get the test. AIs are (in my doctor's words) "serious drugs" with potential consequences of their own. If you find you have a high benefit, then, of course, you should stay on them. If you find they are of a low benefit, at least you will be able make informed decisions (for instance, if the SE got too much, you could maybe go seven years instead of ten, or go off them after 5 years without as much fear). I think it is always better to have all the facts.

"Invisible threads are the strongest ties." Friedrich Nietzsche Dx 2/2007, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/11 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Dec 14, 2020 06:38PM Nas wrote:

Today is my 3rd year surgery anniversary, 3 years ago I was thinking that I couldn’t make it to the next year, I was only 38 years old, so scared!!! But today after 3 years I learned to celebrate life every single day... If you are recently diagnosed and feeling scared and confused, I tell you that it’s completely normal but trust me, you will be fine, At the beginning everything may look so scary, but by time passing you learn how to control your fears, I still have my moments, but I feel so grateful to be here!!!
Dx 12/5/2017, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 1/8 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/13/2017 Mastectomy: Left, Right Radiation Therapy 2/6/2018 Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Dec 15, 2020 12:41PM - edited Dec 15, 2020 12:42PM by smiling_brenda

Thank you for your positive note! I am 1.5 years out from surgery, was also stage 2a and 34 years old with a one year old daughter.
Like you, I am grateful for every single day. Things do get easier with time!

Dx at 34. Oncotype 22. Dx 5/1/2019, IDC, Right, <1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 1/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 6/10/2019 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Chemotherapy 8/1/2019 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 12/9/2019 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 2/1/2020 Arimidex (anastrozole), Zoladex (goserelin)
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Jan 20, 2021 01:41PM Tpralph wrote:

Update since last post a few years ago, developed lymphedema in right arm, going to lymph massage monthly , wearing compression glove and sleeve but hand still swells - difficult to get that under control.

But otherwise alive and feeling nwell

take care all

Dx 3/10/2017, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/21 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Dx 4/10/2017, IDC, Right, <1cm, Grade 1, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 5/18/2017 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Chemotherapy 6/28/2017 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 11/29/2017 Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary Radiation Therapy 1/15/2018 Whole-breast: Lymph nodes, Chest wall
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Jan 20, 2021 03:26PM - edited Jan 24, 2021 10:15AM by ruthbru

Glad to hear from you! I am good too. Anxiously waiting for the Covid vaccine to roll out so life can be a little more 'normal' again!

"Invisible threads are the strongest ties." Friedrich Nietzsche Dx 2/2007, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/11 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Feb 4, 2021 05:42AM Guera_NM wrote:

Hello there Pink Sister! I am so sorry that I missed your message years ago. I am barely reading it today. What a great reply. I hope you are doing well. As for me, February 16th, I will be 6 years breast cancer free. SillyHeartI have survivor's guilt when I hear stories of reoccurring BC and the women's battles. It breaks my heart. Sending positive vibes and a virtual hug from New Mexico 🇺🇸USA!

Dx 1/19/2015, IDC, Right, 4cm, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 0/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Feb 4, 2021 05:51AM Guera_NM wrote:

I was taken off Tamoxifen after 13 months because my liver enzymes were elevated. My oncologist didn't put me on another med, stating that the mastectomy was my cure. How are you dear?

Dx 1/19/2015, IDC, Right, 4cm, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 0/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Feb 4, 2021 06:26AM Guera_NM wrote:

I wishing you all the best dear.

Dx 1/19/2015, IDC, Right, 4cm, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 0/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Feb 4, 2021 06:35AM Guera_NM wrote:

Hello I hope you are doing well . I too had elevated liver enzymes when I was taking tamoxifen and my oncologist took me off and didn't prescribe me any other meds as the unilateral mastectomy it was my cure.

Milk thistle in highly concentrated form completely reversed my fatty liver. It is a miracle weed! Look into it, you won't be disappointed. Best wishes to you. You got this!

Dx 1/19/2015, IDC, Right, 4cm, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 0/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Feb 6, 2021 08:23AM Tpralph wrote:

Me too Ruth. We r still awaiting and are told it will still be several months. Ugh

Dx 3/10/2017, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/21 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Dx 4/10/2017, IDC, Right, <1cm, Grade 1, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 5/18/2017 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Chemotherapy 6/28/2017 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 11/29/2017 Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary Radiation Therapy 1/15/2018 Whole-breast: Lymph nodes, Chest wall
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Feb 16, 2021 01:36PM Lezza13 wrote:

I am 8 years out. I get to stop Tamoxifen in June on my 9 year anniversary.! Will be doing a happy dance then. I wish everyone luck.

Dx 12/30/2011, IDC, <1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 2/23 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 2/27/2012 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right
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Feb 16, 2021 04:12PM ruthbru wrote:

Congratulations, Lezza!

"Invisible threads are the strongest ties." Friedrich Nietzsche Dx 2/2007, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/11 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Feb 18, 2021 10:47AM Lezza13 wrote:

Thank you ruthbru. Nice to see you. Congrats on your anniversary as well.

Dx 12/30/2011, IDC, <1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 2/23 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 2/27/2012 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right
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Feb 18, 2021 10:54AM ruthbru wrote:

I get Covid Vaccination #1 today. Whoo Hoo!

"Invisible threads are the strongest ties." Friedrich Nietzsche Dx 2/2007, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/11 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Feb 18, 2021 10:58AM Lezza13 wrote:

Good for you ruthbru! I got my two shots! After the second you may want to rest the day ater.

Dx 12/30/2011, IDC, <1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 2/23 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 2/27/2012 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right
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Jun 5, 2021 04:49AM Emily21 wrote:

Just finished treatment today, oncotype 51, very scared of recurance, anyone out there in similar situation. I'd love to hear from you. Thanks

Dx 9/4/2020, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 3/31 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 9/22/2020 Lumpectomy Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 3DCRT: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Chemotherapy AC + T (Taxol)
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Jun 8, 2021 09:14PM ruthbru wrote:

Congratulations on being done with treatment, Emily. Once you get farther out, you will start to relax more. At Stage II, if we do what is medically recommended & make lifestyle adjustments if necessary (get to & maintain an appropriate weight, bump up the exercise etc.); we really, truly can plan on being okay!

"Invisible threads are the strongest ties." Friedrich Nietzsche Dx 2/2007, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/11 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Aug 13, 2021 09:10PM K-Gobby wrote:

Hi all. I found this blog and had to post. I am being treated at the City of Hope in Duarte California. When I met with the MO, she had me meet with a gal named"Snow" who asked if i wanted to be in the genetics test study on breast cancer. With in 2 weeks, one day before i was to start a 4 infusion 12 week course, it was found i carry the BRAC2 gene. I have instead started on a 12 week/3 month infusion treatment. Wow. Now almost certain a double mastectomy and ovaries removed. Wow!! Both of my sisters now know and i am sending my brothers the news.

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Aug 14, 2021 09:29AM Toyamjj wrote:

Finally getting the courage to get the covid vaccine, are people still getting the J&J? I know its not as effective as the other two but I don't seem to hear about them in the news as much as the other two?

DX at age 44 Oncotype 22 Dx 1/4/2019, Right, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/30/2019 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Hormonal Therapy 3/1/2019 Radiation Therapy 3/13/2019 Hormonal Therapy 5/1/2019 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Aug 17, 2021 06:31PM bevin wrote:

HI Toyamjj, I am searching for the J&J here where I live. I hear CVS offers it at its minute clinic and I heard walmart also offers it. I researched extensively and like the vector approach to their vaccine (which is more like a normal flu vaccine) vs MNRA vaccines is the right one for our family. According to J&J their effectivness is high for the new Delta variant. See below link to Johnson and johnsons site with links to their studies. Me and my family (husband, 19 year old child) all had COVID in November. We started with a low fever 101.5 for a couple days, then extreme fatigue for about 5 days. That was it for symptoms for us.

Good luck with your decisions.

https://www.jnj.com/positive-new-data-for-johnson-johnson-single-shot-covid-19-vaccine-on-activity-against-delta-variant-and-long-lasting-durability-of-response

Age 45, Oncotype 11, Primary Tumor 2.1 cm, smaller satellite tumor nearby Dx 5/1/2010, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 8/10/2010 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Radiation Therapy 10/10/2010 Breast
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Sep 16, 2021 05:02PM - edited Sep 16, 2021 05:03PM by Jojo0529

i got moderna. the main side effect was exhaustion

ONCO 17 ....ki-67 25% miotic 1. Dx 7/30/2015, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 8/20/2015 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 9/3/2015 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 12/1/2015 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 1/11/2016 Prophylactic ovary removal; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant, Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant, Tissue expander placement

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